Digital crown on the left or right

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Mulley2472, May 18, 2015.

  1. Mulley2472 macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2014
    curious if people have changed the orientation both on the watch and in the settings to have the digits crown on the left side when worn. Or maybe that isn't a change if that is the way your originally wanted it
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    At least one member is wearing the Watch on his right wrist and the crown on the right side. He of course has to reach across to adjust the crown but prefers it that way.
  3. JayHova macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2015
    New York, NY
    I wear the watch on my left arm with the crown on the left side.

    I find myself using my thumb on the digital crown now that I have switched orientation.
  4. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Where mine on right hand with crown on left side. Works better for me that way.
  5. jomo25 macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
    this was asked previously. i also wear it on my left with crown on left. for some reason it feels much easier and natural to me. easier to press/use crown with my right thumb. esp. pressing, don't need as much counter force on the opposite side to press. i won't go back to right side.
  6. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    One problem with wearing it the "wrong" way (where the Crown is toward your body) is that the speaker and microphone are on the wrong side of the watch... making speakerphone much worse.

    They definitely were thinking when they placed both the speaker and microphone on the same side of the watch... on the side that is pointed at your body.
  7. flur macrumors 68020


    Nov 12, 2012
    I disagree - I've found that it's a pain having the mic on the body side, as it's often up my sleeve and Siri can't hear me. The advantages of "Hey Siri" disappear when I have to pull my sleeve out of the way just to use it.
  8. FrankieG889D macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2009
    Not sure if you guys are gym goers or not.. but wearing the watch on my left wrist with the crown and button on the right. I also wear gloves for weights and whatever and the crown always hits the glove and goes back to the home screen. The Apple watch is not gym glove friendly lol.

    Might try this tomorrow.
  9. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    I suppose it depends on what you're doing and wearing :)

    I'm usually using speakerphone on my watch because I'm doing stuff with my hands. If I wanted to point my arm up at my face so that I can "talk down my sleeve"... I could have just held my phone to my head.

    For instance... while driving my hands are out in front of me... definitely better to have the speaker pointed back at your body.

    When typing at the computer: same deal.

    When walking the dog... Same... he's pulling my hands away from me.

    But, sure... I can see what you'r saying with the sleeve thing too...

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